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Apply today for the 2020 Step Ahead Scholarship

The Step Ahead Scholarship program is a collaborative effort of A Step Ahead Foundation and Girls Inc. of Memphis to support their shared commitment to encouraging the educational advancement and leadership development of young women in the greater Memphis community. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase education and career opportunities, and to foster leadership and dedication to the greater Memphis community. The program is managed by Bank Tennessee.

The Step Ahead Scholarship program is dedicated to recognizing and providing financial support for promising young women from the greater Memphis community who are committed to public service in the areas of academic success and effective, responsible life planning.

This year, multiple scholarships of at least $2,000 will be awarded from a $100,000 fund. Awards will be based on strength of application and estimated financial need. Each award is a one-time scholarship; however, recipients are encouraged to maintain good academic status, volunteer with A Step Ahead and/or Girls Inc. of Memphis, and reapply each year as needed. Recipients may receive a scholarship for up to four years. For each additional year after the first award, the amount of the award will likely be decreased.

Download your application, complete with instructions and eligibility requirements, here.

Completed application packets must be received by The Step Ahead Scholarship Committee by April 3rd.

If you choose to do your applicant essay in the form of a video, check out the two examples below for inspiration.